MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK TOA/Cloud Classifier parameters V001

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  • Abstract
    Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) is an instrument designed to view Earth with cameras pointed in 9 different directions. As the instrument flies overhead, each piece of Earth's surface below is successively imaged by all 9 cameras, in each of 4 wavelengths (blue, green, red, and near-infrared). The goal of MISR is to improve our understanding of the fate of sunlight in Earth environment, as well as distinguish different types of clouds, particles and surfaces. Specifically, MISR monitors the monthly, seasonal, and long-term trends in three areas: 1) amount and type of atmospheric particles (aerosols), including those formed by natural sources and by human activities; 2) amounts, types, and heights of clouds, and 3) distribution of land surface cover, including vegetation canopy structure. MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK TOA/Cloud Classifier parameters V001 contains the Angular Signature Cloud Mask (ASCM), Cloud Classifiers, and Support Vector Machine classifiers, produced using ancillary inputs and Terrestrial Atmosphere and Surface Climatology (TASC) from the previous time period.
  • Purpose
    To study, on a global basis, the effects of different types of cloud fields on the spectral solar radiance and irradiance reflected to space, including spatial and temporal dependences.
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    Derived geophysical variables at the same resolution and location as Level 1 source data.

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    • CLOUDS
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MISR No campaigns listed. 1999-12-18

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    System Name Coordinate 1 Min Coordinate 1 Max Coordinate 2 Min Coordinate 2 Max
    MISR 1.0 233.0 1.0 180.0
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  • Roger Davies
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      The data used in this study were produced by the MISR Science Team and processed/stored at the Langley DAAC. Product is the MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK TOA/Cloud Classifier parameters. See ProductionDateTime for published date.